Movie Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

The second in the lucrative series, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is a step up from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. The story flowed much better here, and the look of the film is also filled with a much richer color palette. What bothered me about the first one, is that with all the money they spent, they could have pumped up the colors a bit. Instead, it looked kind of basic for the sheer size of the film.
With that said, I'm not going to tell you about Prince Caspian's story and its characters because I'm sure you can find millions of fans who know it better that I do. However, I am going to tell that I did find it quite enjoyable. It's too bad that Disney has dropped this franchise(click here for that story), and that 20th Century Fox stepped in its place(click here for that story). It makes me wonder if the third installment will be different? Although, I am one to say, since I am not particularly a huge fan of the series.
Whatever the case, Prince Caspian is an enjoyable movie and I am amazed that kids now-days, are deeply involved in these long fantasy movies (2.5 hour running time). As a person outside of the Narnia world, I must admit that this is better than the first movie and much better than that other talking-animals fantasy movie, The Golden Compass. ehh...
3 out of 5

Running time: 142 minutes
Budget: $225 million
US Gross: $141,621,490
International Gross: $277,868,769
Total Gross: $419,490,286

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